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A quest for Laputa with Compass Stone #1

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Hello backers and everyone, happy new year! People are asking how you're gonna actually use the Compass Stone? We've created a series of short movies to illustrate just that! 

#1 features YEAAH's founder Keiji out in the field. Please enjoy the movie, and the photo essay too. Where did he go and what did he found with a Compass Stone?

And why this title? It's not a big secret that during development the Compass Stone was inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, Laputa: Castle in the Sky. That's why the working prototype he's using looks more alike the levitation stone in the film. The final product will be a lot more compact than what you see here.

We'd like to invite you to find your own Laputa with a Compass Stone ––– Enjoy.

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It was a cold winter day as we arrived at the rocky coastline near the town of Kamakura. A wooded island seemed to float on the horizon – is it actually an island, or is it a cape?

We gave the Compass Stone our destination and immediately it began to glow, with a single LED light pointing our way towards the rocky outcrop. With high waves crashing against the rocks and wind whipping black sand up into our faces, we set off.

 

As we advanced our way across the wet surface of the rocks, the light constantly pointed us in at the same destination, quickly following our turns as we wound our way through the uphill paths.

Eventually we reached the rock’s summit, where was an open space waited, with a circular gazebo for us to take a rest in. Once there, the compass stone’s lights began to dance around in their own small expression of joy at our little discovery. The Pacific Ocean spread out in front of us and a lone kite circled high above our heads.

 

 

Tetsuzo Kita and Keiji Mori like this update.

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